Man United star’s sister blasts ‘sick’ criticism

Cristiano Ronaldo‘s sister, Katia Aveiro, has introduced a defence of her brother, calling critics “sick and ungrateful” after he got here below heavy scrutiny following Portugal’s 1-0 defeat to Spain.

Ronaldo, 37, performed 90 mins on Tuesday as Portugal overlooked out on a UEFA Nations League ultimate 4 spot.

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The Manchester United ahead had two efforts stored out via Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon and likewise overlooked any other goalscoring alternative, resulting in criticism on social media and within the Portuguese media that he will have to be benched.

A tale in Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias mentioned about Ronaldo: “And, of course, controversy or not, Cristiano Ronaldo also played from the start — the captain was slow and tired [after a certain point] and missed three clear chances to score.”

Aveiro posted {a photograph} of a crestfallen Ronaldo at the pitch past due within the sport and wrote on Instagram: “In sport, in football, like in life, ungratefulness is the worst of all vices!”

Aveiro had previous accused the critics of getting a brief reminiscence.

She posted on Instagram tales the similar {photograph} as ahead of with a textual content that mentioned: “You have to give a hand to those who have always given theirs for Portugal. But the Portuguese are sick, petty, soulless, stupid, ungrateful and forever ungrateful… No one is giving him a hand. It’s cruel. He has and continues to give so much.

“The one that is sitting down is Cristiano Ronaldo [in the photograph] and he’s merely the most efficient participant on this planet.

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“It doesn’t surprise me at all in the current times we live in, the Portuguese spit on the plate they eat, it’s always been that way. So, when someone appears from the ashes and changes mindsets, it bothers them… With you always, my king. ‘Calm.'”

A visibly pissed off Ronaldo, who has scored one function in 8 appearances in all competitions for United this season, threw the captain’s armband against the bench after the sport.

Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has scored a global males document 117 objectives in 191 global video games since making his Portugal debut in 2003. He captained Portugal to the 2016 European Championship identify and the UEFA Nations League crown in 2019.

Portugal and United teammate Bruno Fernandes believes no drama will have to be made about Ronaldo.

“Cristiano is doing well,” Fernandes mentioned. “He has the ambition to help the national team, as he has always done, and there is no need to make up big stories about this.

“Cristiano is right here, he’s right here to lend a hand, and he’s going to proceed to lend a hand. Cristiano is a ahead, he needs to attain objectives, frustration is standard, however there was once no person extra pissed off than someone else.

“We were all very frustrated, there is no need to make a soap opera around Cristiano. He has done what he has to do, the goals will come, these are phases, when the goals start to appear he will have more capacity and calmness to continue scoring many goals for our national team. We cannot forget that he is the best international [men’s] goalscorer.”

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